Up-Side-Down Plates

Ukrainian car plates 1

Some bloggers report that there is now a new way to express their disagreement with road police has been spotted in Ukraine. When a driver doesn’t agree with some speeding tickets or other penalties from the road police he turns his plates up-side-down to show his disregard for police. Actually in Ukraine it has not been clearly stated in the traffic laws how the car plate should be mounted, so they cannot be penalized for this.

Ukrainian car plates 2


via pt_tania

23 thoughts on “Up-Side-Down Plates”

  1. typically you do not get a traffic violation ticket in former soviet union. all you do is bribe the cop and you are free to go.

    • Turning plate upside down,is also legal violation.how many days you drive your car with that stunt?in my opinion,just few hours! ! ! ! ! !.

      • True. And on top of that, knowing how the former soviet union deals with people who defies and confronts the law/authorities, man, you have to like getting into trouble…

    • It’s also possible that there are some overzealous cops. I know there are plenty of them where I live (I got pulled over and ticketed once for not having a front license plate when Illinois law states that i only have to have a rear one, and on another occasion a cop gave me a ticket at five in the morning for not having an up-to-date village sticker).

      • Usually this happens when a cop has to “show service”, meaning it’s getting close to the end of his shift and he has to prove somehow that he actually did some work.

        • This “show service” thingy is also noted in South America — maybe except Chile.

          Once in St. Petersburg I saw a big truck performing a u-turn when the driver pointed a blitz. Of course there was room enough to do that (most streets there have at least four lanes).

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